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Bubble-hem Danielle with cut out heart

Added Jun 22, 2010

by woman

Kuala Lumpur, Ma...






My husband and I originally intended to take some photos for our wedding album in a few weeks’ time, but we suddenly stumbled upon a fun fair an hour away from where we lived and decided that we wanted to take a couple of shots there because we just loved the colours and lights and the silly charm of the characters…. Only problem was that I didn’t have a nice white dress to wear, let alone any gown. And the fun fair had 1 more week before they uproot and leave :-(

I pored over Burdastyle and decided it was time to try making a Danielle (more so after seeing so many beautiful and successful creations). Like many, I omitted the sleeves and shortened the hem (into a bubble hemmish thing) since it’s summer all year long in Malaysia and I’m pretty short :P

To be a bit matchy-match, I made a tie for my husband (in a really unorthodox way— I would be stoned by tie-makers if I said how) and also a sash for myself in a salmon-pinkish hue.

There is also a cutout of a heart keyhole at the back of the dress.

I wish I chose a better material for the dress, because the fitting turned out great. Well, nevermind, lesson learnt! :P

Material Notes

Poly cotton with jersey lining to give the dress a bit of weight




Garment Type
Bridal, Classic
Cotton, Polyester

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    Jan 30, 2012, 12.42 PMby PlandaFlowers

    I love it! especially the bow :)

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      Jan 30, 2012, 02.08 PMby woman

      Thanks Ana! :D Did you receive my email? I re-sent the link to u, hope you received it! :D

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      Jan 31, 2012, 02.11 PMby PlandaFlowers

      Yes, I got it! Thank you, oh, so much :D

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    Jun 30, 2010, 03.41 AMby woman

    wow thanks, i’m overwhelmed by all your nice comments and encouragement! _ wedding pictures in our culture are usually glamorous and elegant, but my husband and i are just a bunch of kids at heart so yeah.. i’m floored that u guys actually like the photos too :")

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.35 AMby Sanne K. Astrid

    Wooaaaa!!! That’s freakin’ DELICIOUS! :) nice pictures! supercute. I wanted to make a Daniëlla dress, I sure have got motivation to do it now.

    How did you do that cut-out heart? was it difficult?

    Could you make a tutorial for it? Please? :)

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      Jun 30, 2010, 03.45 AMby woman

      heya thanks! :D it was my first time doing a cut out, and i think there were things i could’ve done better to help the finishing look nicer… so i’m trying to experiment with other ways now… gimme some time to figure it out, if i can’t think of a better way i’ll post up a tutorial on the way i know best k!

      and Danielle is an awesome pattern to me, the bodice is nice and i think it’ll be adaptable for you to make variations too!

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    Jun 29, 2010, 04.18 AMby laura011293

    hey!! i really love teh dress but most of all i love teh ehart cut out and i was wondering if you knew of any tutorial or something because i want to do a dress or maybe a shirt similar to your dress. thansk and awesome job!!

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      Jun 30, 2010, 03.46 AMby woman

      heya! i haven’t come across any tutorial but i’ll try to make one soon k, not sure if my technique is the right one but hope it’ll help u out!

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    Jun 28, 2010, 08.53 PMby seussian

    Super adorable photos. I love the cutout on the back. God bless you ,MGJ

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    Jun 28, 2010, 07.11 PMby missalice91

    adore it!!! love colour, mood and inspiration

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    Jun 26, 2010, 04.23 AMby longislandmama

    How beautiful! I love the heart… it’s cute and sexy at the same time!

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    Jun 25, 2010, 12.17 PMby ginasophia

    How Sweet! These wedding photos are so wonderful, cute and fun! I love them.

    And the dress is awesome too, I love that cut out and the bright sash against the white. Great work!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 03.23 PMby ellecubed

    really creative. i adore it!

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    Jun 23, 2010, 07.10 AMby charlierose

    absolutely adorable! i love the back too

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    Jun 23, 2010, 04.16 AMby woman

    thanks everyone! :D the pictures were taken by our friend, he’s an awesome photographer!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 11.27 PMby aisyahrocks

    the dress looks great on u. I love the the bubbly hem and the pictures! such a cute couple <3

    btw, its nice to see a fella Malaysian here. :)

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    Jun 22, 2010, 08.56 PMby runningwithscissors1

    Such cool pictures! The dress turned out great too. Congratulations!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 08.44 PMby ms-bow-1

    I really love this. especially the heart. cute couple!! ☆

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    Jun 22, 2010, 08.09 PMby apvolek21

    So cute, absolutely love the heart cut-out!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 07.16 PMby Natalia *

    You guys make a very cute couple -the photos are really fun! I love the dress and the alterations you made to the original pattern.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 05.50 PMby Jodi Wade

    Those are the cutest photos ever! You two look great and I love the cut-out heart!

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    Jun 22, 2010, 05.27 PMby grosgrain

    The heart is simply a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e as are the pics! Love the setting.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 04.45 PMby tamezdc

    Lovely dress. The lenthg is perfect for you and the cut out just beautiful.

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    Jun 22, 2010, 03.50 PMby sewella

    Lovely! I like you pics! They are great!

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